The distinguishing mark of the General Baptist State Convention is the insignia which
exemplifies the convention's aim and mission. Three nested circles symbolize completeness,
unity and togetherness.
A map of the world in the inner circle serves as the background for a cross embedded
in the center of the insignia. The cross, the central symbol of Christian faith,
is indicative of the General Baptist State Convention's true purpose: to abide by
the Great Commission (To go into all the world…To Preach and Teach). The world map
serves as a reminder that our work in missions is global.
The middle circle speaks to the convention's application of purpose. As Missionary
Baptists in North Carolina, there is a commitment to Christian education through
the support of Shaw University and the Shaw Divinity School. Missions are administered
through domestic and international efforts and in collaboration with the Lott Carey
Foreign Missions Convention. The Central Children's Home in Oxford, North Carolina
is the primary beneficiary of the benevolence component of the convention.
In the third and outer circle, the convention's name and date of establishment (1867)
are encased. The General Baptist State Convention is the parent organization for
the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention, the N. C. Baptist Ushers
Convention, N. C. Baptist State Laymen’s League, and the Congress of Christian Education.
Though the circles are not intertwined, each expands into the other. The insignia
is a symbol of our faith and all inclusive of the North Carolina General Baptist
State Convention's work, existence and continuance for generations to come.